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Fossil Fuel Follies

Project Syndicate 11/23/15

Lili Fuhr calls out major governments for continuing to lavish subsidies on coal, oil, and natural gas.

Crop Gene Banks Are Preserving The Future Of Agriculture. But Who’s Preserving Them?


As climate change makes crop diversity even more important, gene banks struggle to stay afloat.

The Case for Externships

Project Syndicate 11/18/15

Ayesha Khanna wants students to prepare for the future by helping companies solve real-world problems.

The New Face of Corporate Activism

Stanford Social Innovation Review 11/17/15

Activists are increasingly targeting companies and even nonprofits, and although this environment creates new challenges for business, it also presents an opportunity for social intrapreneurs to change their companies for the better, from the inside out.

Food is Political

Naomi Starkman 11/13/15

In order to put food on the political agenda, we can't just buy our way to a better food system.

Putting Public Health on the Map

Project Syndicate 11/11/15

Christopher J. Murray explains how geospatial mapping can improve the measurement and management of local disease burdens.

GMOs, Silver Bullets, And the Trap of Reductionist Thinking


The biggest problem with GMOs isn't technology. It’s when technology is used as a silver bullet, without considering the broader context within which it operates.

Building Cities from Scratch: Is There a Formula for a Sustainable City?

Elizabeth Rapoport 11/02/15

In the contemporary urban development industry ideas travel in the context of a commercial transaction in which practitioners are hired to provide a service.

A Bad Bet on Synthetic Biology

Project Syndicate 10/30/15

Silvia Ribeiro and Jim Thomas use the introduction of a new sweetener to illustrate the dangers of synthetic biology.

Militant Islamism and Vaccine Skepticism

Project Syndicate 10/28/15

Jonathan Kennedy & Domna Michailidou are looking for a better understanding of why most polio cases occur in countries with Islamic insurgencies.

Can Nations Reach a Strong Agreement At COP 21?

Fiona Harvey 10/27/15

Fiona Harvey provides a look at preparations for the 21st gathering of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21) and what key questions need to be resolved for the conference to succeed.

The Internet of Things Is Now a Thing

Stanford Social Innovation Review 10/23/15

Several ventures now under way in developing countries show how networks of connected machines can drive economic growth.

Africa's Urban Opportunity

Project Syndicate 10/21/15

Trevor Manuel & Felipe Calderón highlight the continent's unique chance to build prosperous and climate-smart cities.

Fighting Obesity Requires a Choice: Profit or Public Health?

Roberto De Vogli, Noemi Renzetti 10/15/15

Unless governments take steps to promote healthy diets and discourage consumption of ultra-processed products, chances to stop and reverse the obesity epidemic remain quite slim.

Big Soda Politics: A Call to Advocacy

Marion Nestle 10/14/15

It is becoming evident that Big Soda copies the playbook used by Big Tobacco to distract people from the harm caused by cigarette smoking. Although falling soda sales are the results of successful advocacy, there is still a lot of work to do.

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